Hi, I have no idea how the internal wiring works. It must be magic. Give it a go what have you got to lose. The new base has a stud to secure the cable and it to the car. The old base had a female thread and a screw to secure it.
Hi, For the Focus I needed a new antenna which screws into a new base, This has a single cable connection. This then connects to another cable which eventualy splits into two. One connection is the ISO for the FM and the other is a Fakra connection for the DAB. Hope this helps. Check out the Ford Wiki site
Hi Finally got Sony Dab 6 cd radio. The model I bought was 8M5T-18C939-MD, CD3XX-CD6-ISLAND KW200, CDX FC307MD. I also used the list of aerial parts from my previous post. All fitted and working. DAB reception is very good in Mid Devon but does vary as I drive north through Somerset. Pity the radio does not have the scrolling info on what is playing like my radio at home.
Hi Thanks for that info. I have visited the local dealer and can confirm that the Finis numbers in the ford wiki site are correct for my car. Finis: F1559265 rod assy F1559268 Aerial base F1545793 Cable assy F1682844 Cable assy Thought the total cost has now gone up to £88.02 inc VAT!
As for the radio I got the Finis codes of F1830024 (6cd) and F1830023 (single cd) and the price of £634 + VAT and £544 +VAT. I was trying to look over the shoulder of the store man and did see on the screen 18C939 in a box over the radio. Could this be a replacement model? Not that I will be buying a new one.
One other thing that I have noticed is that on one of the radios there are 2 Fakra connections and on other there is 1 Fakra and 1 ISO. The parts catalogue at Ford seemed to illustrate the cable end as having the latter. I would not get the aerial until I have the radio but just wondered if you had come across this?
Honnington, I was there from 78 to 82. Long time ago.
Anyway thanks again for confirming the part No's. When I have sold the radio I bought I'll be looking again. The scrap yards down in Devon never seem to have recent Focus's. Pity